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The Drum named best business magazine in the UK

The Drum has been named business magazine of the year at the UK's most prestigious publishing awards.

Our team collected the accolade at last night's PPA Awards in London, the highest possible recognition in the magazine industry.

Out of 600 entries from nearly 100 of the UK's finest magazine companies, The Drum took home one of just 23 awards handed out on the night.

Judges praised The Drum for its ‘audacity’ and ‘innovation’ and for ‘providing a level of excitement rarely seen in [its] sector’.

Gordon Young, editor of The Drum, said: “As many have been cutting back, The Drum has continued to invest over the last three years and now has more journalists on its team than ever before.

“It is great to see this strategy pay off and it really does demonstrate that content is king.”

From its base in Glasgow, The Drum has grown from a small Scottish magazine into a global operation, with 19 per cent of its web traffic now coming from the US. In recent times we have opened an office in London and brought in staff to cover the US and Asia markets.

Almost 1,000 members of the magazine industry were present at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night to see the trophies handed out.

Here is a full list of the 2013 winners.

PPA Hall of Fame – NEW AWARD

Sylvia Auton

PPA Chairman’s Award – NEW AWARD

NME, IPC Media

Consumer Magazine of the Year

Radio Times, Immediate Media Co

Specialist Consumer Magazine of the Year

ELLE Decoration, Hearst Magazines UK

International Consumer Media Brand of the Year

Time Out, Time Out

Front Cover of the Year

Time Out, ‘Take Me, I’m Yours’, Time Out

Digital Innovation of the Year (Consumer Media)

Digital Camera World, Presents. . . Photography Week, Future Publishing

Digital Innovation of the Year (Business Media)

tesconnect.com, TSL Education

Consumer Media Brand of the Year

WIRED, The Condé Nast Publications UK

Business Media Brand of the Year

Procurement Leaders, Sigaria

Business Magazine of the Year

The Drum/thedrum.com, Carnyx Group

Customer Magazine of the Year

Olympics and Paralympics Daily, Programmes, Haymarket Network

Publisher/Manager of the Year (Business & Consumer Media)

Winner: Julia Saunders, Olympics & Paralympics, Daily Programmes, Haymarket Network

Highly commended: Glenda Marchant, Stylist, ShortList Media

Publishing Innovator of the Year (Annual Turnover Under £10 Million)

Marc Hartog, British Journal of Photography, Apptitude Media

Editor of the Year (Consumer Media)

Jane Toft, Mollie Makes, Future Publishing

Editor of the Year (Business Media)

Alastair McLellan, Health Service Journal, Emap

Writer of the Year (Consumer Media)

Ed Caesar, GQ, The Condé Nast Publications UK

Writer of the Year (Business Media)

James Halliwell, The Grocer, William Reed Business Media

Columnist of the Year (Consumer Media)

Lucy Mangan, Stylist, ShortList Media

Columnist of the Year (Business Media)

Mark Ritson, Marketing Week, Centaur Media

Designer of the Year (Consumer Media)

Tanita Montgomery, Company, Hearst Magazines UK

Designer of the Year (Business Media)

Ewan Buck, economia, Progressive Customer Publishing

Event of the Year (Consumer Media)

Your Horse Live, Bauer Media

Event of the Year (Business Media)

Farmers Apprentice, Farmers Weekly, Reed Business Information

How does The Drum team pull together an issue of this award-winning magazine? Well, The Drum will be produced in front of a live audience in July so find out how you can attend by visiting The Drum Live event site.

Staff Writer

The Drum is all about modern marketing and media. In addition this website and The Drum magazine, the company is also responsible for the Recommended Agency Register - which aims to match the right agencies with the rights clients - and MiNetwork, an organisation which aims to make independently minded agencies more successful.

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